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Is Your Desk a Mess?

According to A Perfect Mess, the book by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman, having a messy workspace can actually increase efficiency and flexibility, and company heads usually are messy! It's an interesting argument, but I'm not sure whether I'm a believer.


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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
seems organized to me of course. i hate having things all put away all the time because i end up needing it (like stuff for school) right away. and well, i never seem to have enough storage close by.
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Nope, but I have a feeling it might get messier as I get older.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i have no time to clear my desk (but it's funny that i have time to post this)'s cluttered but i believe in the organized chaos theory (at least that's what i tell myself) matter how cluttered my desk is, i know where everything is if anyone asks...
kcboyer kcboyer 9 years
I have clutter during the day, but always clear things and put them in their proper spots before I leave my desk. So I come in to a fresh, clean space!
aurie aurie 9 years
My boss says empty desk empty mind. Still, every once in a while- usually when I'm not so productive I am bothered enough to clear it off.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
My desk is somewhere in the middle. But it's funny: my boss wants me to tidy my desk tomorrow. I'm scared that she'll be hovering over my shoulder. Or worse, help me straighten it up even more. I feel it's a personal thing to put things in their place so I know where everything is.
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I have organized chaos on my desk if that makes any sense!
demeter demeter 9 years
I'm halfway. I like to keep my desk relatively neat.
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
I get too confused by clutter. My work desk is very organized. My computer at home is a laptop on top of an Ikea laptop desk, so there isn't much room for anything else on my desk. I like being sort of a minimalist.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
I hate clutter, so I have to keep it tidy but I'm not obsessive about it.
ohvogueee ohvogueee 9 years
lol, I'm a martha stewart. I always have to have my things organized, it just helps me out sooooooooooooooooo much!!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I can't work at a messy desk. I make sure everything is tidied away each evening before I leave, even if that just means piling files into a basket and shoving notebooks into my drawers
hshs1 hshs1 9 years
I wouldn't call myself Martha, but I do think that a workspace should be neat in order to concetrate, or at least that's the case with me.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
No way. My desk is perfect all the time, even when I'm busy.
bhilb bhilb 9 years
I honestly don't have time to organize my desk on a daily basis. When it gets really bad, I come in on a weekend and clear it off.
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
i am SOOO OCD about everything being in exactly the right place- it would never be a mess
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
My desk is perfecto and clutter free all the time- I guess I am slightly obsessive about it...
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
My drawers are very unorganized, but my desk surface is neat. Unfortunately, my desk is the front desk of our office, so I have to keep it very neat and impersonal.
georgesbebe georgesbebe 9 years
i have so much going on and so much of my time is spent procrastinating therefore it is necessary for me to have a messy desk. The things that distract me need to be on hand.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I don't have my own desk at either of my jobs. I have to use someone else's which really sucks. My desk at home is not too messy.
llj llj 9 years
I like having a very clean work surface... I think it's hard to concentrate on anything when there are piles of things next to you waiting to be done and organized.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
It has a few things on it, but before I leave everyday I make sure it's all tidied up.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
I've been using my lap top alot more lately so i haven't been sitting at my desk ,but normally no, i don't leave it messy .I can never find anything if it is and it drives me nuts......
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i use to be soooo martha about my desk lately it's been kinda scattered but never messy
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